Browsing All posts tagged under »California Energy Supply«

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Favors Higher Energy Costs

July 26, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted overwhelmingly on July 21, 2021, to require refineries including the Chevron and PBF facilities in the East Bay to reduce the amount of air pollution they emit by installing expensive particulate scrubbers. Bay Area refineries are among the cleanest, most environmentally friendly […]

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Closure Will Escalate Energy Poverty

June 3, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California’s big challenge is not an environmental way of replacing its last nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon destined for closure in 2024, but how to stop fueling the growth of poverty and homelessness. The bigger problem that will thrive in perpetuity, is the growing homelessness caused by continuously increasing the […]

Newsom Silently Supports Importing Aviation Fuels To Northern California

June 2, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Desiring to make the Bay Area refineries even cleaner, at any cost to the consumer, the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is considering amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5 — Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units that will negatively impact the supply of jet fuel, which […]

CA Electric Power Chief Says Serious Problems Lie Ahead

April 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The head of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) recently gave a revealing interview, in an obscure outlet he probably figured would not travel. It is “Yale Insights” published by the Yale School of Management. Elliot Mainzer, President and CEO of CAISO is a Yalie, so he gave something back. […]

Governor Newsom’s Recall Challenges

February 8, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Governor Newsom’s fiscal challenges may be the driving force for the current recall efforts. Under his guidance (I did not use the word leadership), he continues to perpetuate the state’s dysfunctional energy polices and continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for energy for its 40 million residents. […]

California Public Advocates Office “Common Interest Agreement” With The Sierra Club To Ban Natural Gas

December 7, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The residents of California are struggling as the impacts of the global pandemic have impacted their working conditions, hours and in many instances, their household incomes and financial stability. Despite having the highest poverty rate in the country, the California Public Advocates Office (CalPA) and the Sierra Club have joined forces, […]

The Dark Side Of Governor Newsom’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

October 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California Governor Newsom has convinced himself that green EV’s made from “fairy dust” must replace those dirty gas-powered vehicles. Sharing a few realities of the darker side of his fairy dust beliefs may burst his bubble. Let us get some of the bad news out of the way first. The following […]

Why California’s Natural Gas Appliance Bans Are Bad Economic And Environmental Policy

October 9, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ California Gov. Gavin Newsom made headlines a few weeks ago when he signed an executive order to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by 2035. While the order is concerning for a number of reasons, there’s a more imminent threat of restrictions on affordable, reliable energy. Several cities […]

Subtracting Fossil Fuels Plus Adding Electric Cars Equals Disaster

October 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If California’s struggle to keep the lights on isn’t already dim enough, Golden State residents should brace themselves for even darker prospects with a planned ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Recall that utility company responses to the state’s mandate that 60% of electricity come from renewables […]

California’s Energy Scorecard Fails On The World Stage

September 20, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ California, with 0.5 percent of the world’s population (40 million vs 8 billion) professes to be the leader of everything and through its dysfunctional energy policies imports more electricity than any other state – currently at 32 percent from the Northwest and Southwest – and has forced California to be the […]

The Blackouts Are Coming! The Blackouts Are Coming!

September 9, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The understatement of California’s trouble was announced by officials who admitted an over reliance on wind and solar power. The governor said there was not enough wind to keep the turbines going and cloud cover and night fall restricted solar power. The state has fallen thousands of megawatts behind its […]

California Reveals Troubling Energy Future For The Nation

August 28, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ The State of California was once the land of opportunity, captured by the song, “California Here I Come.” In the latter half of the 20th century, following the end of World War II, the Golden State’s population more than tripled in size, from just over 10.6 million in 1950, to nearly […]

California’s Blackouts Preview The Green New Deal For America

August 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Brief evening power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and […]

California Blackout Scapegoating

August 25, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ It’s been 20 years since California ISO has had to order rolling blackouts. The extraordinary move happened on 8/14/2020 affecting millions of people because the state was not prepared for high electricity use during a heatwave. The governor has ordered […]

Rough Energy News For California

August 6, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Californians just received terrible news. Marathon Martinez, one of their major refineries, announced that it will go idle indefinitely. This will cost the Golden State thousands of jobs and hamper its economic recovery. Californians already suffer the highest fuel costs in the continental United States.  The loss of this refinery will […]

The Disparate Impact Of California Climate Policies

June 17, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ To the detriment of those that can least afford expensive energy, California climate policies have driven up the cost of electricity and fuels to be among the highest in the country. The cost burdens of those policies may be fueling (no pun intended) the basis of a rebellion as the state’s […]

Governor Newsom Doubling Down To Dismantle The California Economy

December 22, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ With California’s energy costs for electricity and fuels among the highest in the country, Governor Newsom just doubled down to increase inflation with actions to further reduce oil production and putting more electrical loads on a state that cannot generate enough electricity to meet its own needs. The Governor’s recent actions […]

A California Economy Built On Wind And Solar Is A Mirage

December 21, 2019 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In its never-ending war to demonstrate political correctness in the era of “climate change,” California lawmakers are demonstrating their ignorance of economics and resource allocation and angering voters across the nation in the process. Just last year, the California legislature enacted a law that requires the state to obtain all of its […]

A New Dark Age: California’s Blackouts Are Self-Inflicted

October 14, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ California, the richest state in the nation—and one that’s often portrayed as the progressive harbinger of the future for the rest of the country—has been hit with its latest Third World-style disaster. On top of high poverty rates, skyrocketing homelessness, rising crime, and the return of medieval-sounding diseases, the state—specifically, the […]